6 July 2012

Bold Tendencies

This summer, on the top floors of a disused multi-storey car park in Peckham, Bold Tendencies is again showcasing new sculptural commissions by six international artists.  On the very top level of the car park, works are sited in the open air, exposed to the elements and responding more to the urban landscape of Peckham and panoramic vistas of London than the brutalism of the structure itself. Underneath, though, on a lower level, the work of the Glaswegian artists Mary Redmond offers a visceral response to the weighty concrete of the car park.

Redmond positions found objects together with manipulated industrial materials that have been shaped, bent and painted.  There is a consideration to this assemblage that belies the low-key materiality and hints at a narrative that is yet indecipherable.  The weight of the concrete sits heavily on the bowed forms which are held in a delicate balance, close to collapse.  The poignancy of this installation is both physical and emotional.

Bold Tendencies 
continues until Sunday 30 September 2012
Thursday - Sunday 11am - 10pm
Level 7-10, Peckham Multistory Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST